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    I was initially hesitant to get King Animal,...

    I was initially hesitant to get King Animal, somewhat disappointed that Chris had gone back to Soundgarden. I saw this as going back to making music from 20 years ago versus pushing into new music,...
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    I was in the same boat as you several years ago

    You need to get over to [H]ardForum and spend some time lurking around the forums there. Plenty of people openly ask the same question as you, and the responses tend to be both good and very...
  3. Thread: Clarion

    by KevinLWhitaker
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    Clarion

    I have had this unit:

    http://www.clarion.com/us/en/MungoBlobs/975/316/DXZ945MP.jpg

    for almost 5 years and in several different vehicles. The sq is excellent but as Mac said, once you get into...
  4. SDA surround

    Download the white paper on the Surround Bar. Not only is it an excellent read but it goes into some depth about SDA and how that is applied to achieve surround sound in the new Surround Bar.
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    Sound deadening the doors

    I use to think that sound deadening was beneficial to good sound, now after doing a number of different vehicles, I firmly believe it is essential to good sound. The difference is so dramatic in mid...
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    Raid

    No doubt RAID was overhyped for desktop applications, many studies have shown little to not improvement from RAID. And with memory prices these days (even proc and mobo pricing) its easy to have a...
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    Good movie for adults

    As a parent of twin 6 year olds I have had the opportunity to see a lot of "children" movies lately. Although many of the children movies are pretty good (who wouldn't like Monsters or Toy Story?) I...
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    Rush in Concert

    Pmckee,
    I had the opportunity to see Rush last night in Pittsburgh. Fantastic show. I had the good fortune of scoring a ticket in row L and could not have been happier. They played for well over...
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    Snakes and Arrows

    I have been listening to this album quite a bit over the last several weeks, predominantly in my car (on Polk SR6500 of course). Without a doubt it is much better than their last effort (Vapor...
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    I feel your pain

    Sorry to hear about your loss Mac, I feel your pain. I recently traded my beloved Toyota Tundra in for a (used) Honda Pilot.

    I had my Tundra for over 4 years and almost 70K miles, it was my pride...
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    I never thought my first muscle car would be a...

    I never thought my first muscle car would be a truck.

    There's just something right about the world when you are driving to the river to go kayaking in your truck. Going to the takeout on a wet...
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    Right now the leading candidate is the Polk...

    Right now the leading candidate is the Polk 10inch MOMO. I can make that fit in the stock location with a little work and fabricating some baffles. I am debating that vs. buying a box and loading...
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    I love this feeling!

    Finally giving in to my families wishes I sold my truck and bought a used Honda Pilot. This of course meant I had to rip everything out and figure out what/how to install in the Pilot. In addition,...
  14. Sound quality with speaker level inputs

    Due to a job change that requires a longer commute and acceding to my family's wishes I traded my truck for a used (but new to me) Honda Pilot. Of course, I took all my beloved audio gear out of my...
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    You cannot actually be planning to drive that...

    You cannot actually be planning to drive that vehicle can you? If it were mine there would be no way I would take that car outside and get it dirty! I can only imagine the amount of time, effort,...
  16. At least a month

    As mentioned above it takes a good month to break them in. They will improve dramatically after a week but will then continue to slowly improve over the course of the next three weeks.

    As for the...
  17. As MacLeod said, just wait till they break in. ...

    As MacLeod said, just wait till they break in. The sound quality, particularly in the low range, will improve greatly. When I first installed my SRs I also thought they sounded very good, but I was...
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    I was in the same position with the MM6

    I had the MM6 speakers and no nearby dealer to demo the SR6500. I really enjoyed the MM6 but kept hearing glowing reviews of the SR6500. Finally after months of debate I took the plunge and...
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    I agree with everyone else, it is a sickness and...

    I agree with everyone else, it is a sickness and you will never be finished. I have a Clarion head unit which also has a parametric eq (among other things) and am forever adjusting it. However,...
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    Agreed, very nice website in your sig. What were...

    Agreed, very nice website in your sig. What were the sonic differences in rebuilding the crossovers in your SDAs?

    Kevin
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    Greg's response is what I did to my vehicle to...

    Greg's response is what I did to my vehicle to gain depth. Directly behind the hole in my door for the speaker is a bar running verticlly that holds the window as it goes up and down. This bar has...
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    It really sounds as if you have a grounding issue...

    It really sounds as if you have a grounding issue or a ground loop as you mentioned. Did you try working on your ground point for your amps? I would ensure the ground point is good (no paint, good...
  23. Thread: Sr6500?

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    Hey BigSim, If you end up getting these I would...

    Hey BigSim,
    If you end up getting these I would be interested in reading about your thoughts on them. Not only the sound but also installation, imaging, and break in. As I mentioned I am...
  24. Thread: Sr6500?

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    Also I would add, having only read the literature...

    Also I would add, having only read the literature on these (and not owning them), you should be more likely to get good sound out the SR6500s than most other speakers. They were designed with "ruler...
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    That would be BR549. Oops, you said PM. I will...

    That would be BR549. Oops, you said PM. I will send it to you.
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